Gartner Research

Solution Path: Data Governance

Published: 11 May 2012

ID: G00228628

Analyst(s): Svetlana Sicular


This document defines a solution path that helps organizations plan and execute an effective data governance program.

Table Of Contents

The Problem Statement

Solution Path Diagram

What You Need to Know

Solution Path

  • Step 1: Envision
    • Executive Sponsorship
    • Data Governance Council
    • Product Must Fit the Organization
    • Entitlement and Authority
  • Step 2: Strategize and Plan
    • Impact Appraisal
    • Establish Foundation
    • Strategic Road Map
    • Governing Inside the Funnel
  • Step 3: Define Features
    • Value for Constituents
    • Importance of Prioritization
    • A Data Governance Release Defined
    • Evolution
  • Step 4: Execute
    • Release Cycle
    • IT Is the Main Release Cycle Contributor
    • User Acceptance
    • Communication
  • Step 5: Measure and Improve
    • Data Governance Program Performance
    • Data Governance Program Scalability
    • Improvements
    • Revalidated Assumptions
  • Step 6: Market and Sell
    • Reach the Target Audience
    • Track Successes
    • Look for New Opportunities

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